How can one skip to visit Chandigarh if he or she is planning to visit North Indian especially, Punjab or Haryana? Most importantly, the maximum number of people who visit here, love to visit the rock garden of Chandigarh, the City Beautiful. Nek Chand rock garden can also be named as the epicenter of the city.
Well, before beginning, let’s have a look at some of the chief parts of the history of the city. Chandigarh is also known with the popular name that is the city beautiful. It is one of the most modern cities in northern India. There are various other places to visit but rock gardens are a must.
Location of Rock Garden in Chandigarh
Many people Google it like in which sector rock garden Chandigarh is? Well, if you are searching out the same on the Internet, then here your answer is. It is situated in Sector 1 of Chandigarh. Interestingly, it is just a stone’s throw away from Sukhna Lake.
Rock Garden of Chandigarh Timings
It may take four to five hours to cover the whole garden. You can visit the place in the year on any day. From April to September, the visiting hours are from 9:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M whereas from October to March, the timings to visit the garden are 9:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M.
History of Rock Garden in Chandigarh
The rock garden of Chandigarh is an absolute art piece that is contributed by Nek Chand. In 1957, Nek Chand started carving the sculptures with the help of waste materials such as recycled electrical wastes, ceramics, sinks, broken pipes, broken bangles, glasses, bottles, tube lights, and many more things. It took almost 18 years of his work to get appreciation from other people. Once in history, some people were against this work and the administration was planning to demolish it. But his unique concept and his work were enough to save it. And, till date, it is being admired by numerous people around the world.
Rock Garden Chandigarh Ticket Price
The entry fee for this place is as follows-
For Adults – Rs 30/-
For Children – 10/-
Who Can Visit The Rock Garden in Chandigarh?
It is one of the favorite places for foreign tourists. Nek Chand Rock Garden in Chandigarh is the ideal place for picnics, school trips, and outings too. Many people prefer to jog here in the morning. Some prefer to have the morning or evening walk over there. If you are going to make a plan to visit North India, put Rock Garden in your itinerary as it is a must tourist attraction place. The place has various sections that showcase the sculpture, traditional cultures, swings, pottery, mirrors that showcase mar looks (one of the funniest parts), and many more. You can enjoy the food as there are so many food kiosks made inside the area.
How to Reach Rock Garden?
Well, the reach out to go there is unlimited. If you are an international visitor and are planning to reach there by flight, then you can book a cab directly from the airport to reach the place. Otherwise, there is a strong public bus service network in Chandigarh, Punjab, and Haryana which is easily accessible.
Another way out is to reach ISBT, Sector 17 which is situated in Chandigarh or ISBT Sector 43, Mohali. These are bus stands from where you can get the bus and reach there without any hassle. Direct buses to the Rock garden are also available from various bus stops as well as from the railway stations too. If you are capable of paying a little extra then the best way is to book a ride through any cab booking mobile application. Rest everything is on an individual’s choice.
To encapsulate, if you adore the man-made art, then the rock garden in Chandigarh is an ideal place to visit even with your colleagues as well as a perfect place to relax after a hectic schedule of business meetings. Do share your experience with us. If you want to inquire just ping us. We’ll answer it as soon as possible. Enjoy your trip.